Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Insecure Writers Support Group - August
I'm getting ready to get my book published. How, you ask? I want to try traditional publishing, but after reading several posts over the last few weeks, I'm not so sure. First of all, I'm not sure I want to embark on a 1-2 year journey. Secondly, if a book only has a shelf life of 3 months with a traditional publisher, I don't think that's enough time for a book to take hold and sell. I'm still pondering while I complete final revisions.
Am I insecure? You betcha. Am I afraid? Terrified is more like it. What am I afraid of, you ask?
That I won't get any positive responses from agents or small publishers. That I will get positive responses from agents or small publishers. That readers won't like the book. That readers will like the book. That the book won't get any praise. That the book will receive praise. That no one will buy it. That lots of folks will purchase it.
You get the idea. I'm just a plain, simple, neurotic writer.
How about you?